Missouri foster care advocates are praising Friday’s passage of the $35.1 billion state operating budget, saying it provides unprecedented support for the foster families who care for the thousands of children in Missouri foster care. House Budget Committee Chairman Cody Smith (R-Carthage) tells Missourinet that the budget provides a $90 million increase for foster and adoptive […]
The city of Trenton and its municipal utility expect to save money on interest costs with the re-financing of three long-term debts. It was announced the savings amounts to $658,000 over the length of the loans. Two involve 2012 issued bonds and the 2014 issued bonds for Trenton Municipal Utilities projects done at the water […]
Two area schools will hold graduation ceremonies on May 9, 2021. Thirteen seniors will graduate from North Mercer R-3 in the new gym on May 9th at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. Principal Wes Guilkey will speak. Two seniors will graduate from Breckenridge R-1 in the gym at 3 o’clock. Teachers Kadee Estenbaum and Mindy […]
The Laredo R-7 School will hold its eighth-grade graduation on May 10, 2021. Seven students will graduate in the gym at 6 o’clock in the evening with community member Nathan Kottwitz to speak.
Several area schools are scheduled to hold graduation ceremonies on May 7th. Sixth eighth-graders will graduate from Pleasant View R-6 in the school gym at 6 o’clock in the evening. Former teacher Cassie Cordray will speak. Thirty-three seniors will graduate from Gallatin R-5 at the stadium at 6:30. Former teacher Ryan Beenken will speak. Eight […]
Trenton High School’s top two graduating seniors were announced May 5th. The Valedictorian is Carly Spencer, and the Salutatorian is Hannah Stark. They are scheduled to speak at the graduation ceremony at the THS gym Saturday night at 7:30. There are 91 graduates in the Class of 2021.
The Missouri FFA Association recognized Kidridge Griffin of the Trenton FFA Chapter as the State Star Farmer at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention. His parents are Ethan and Amanda Griffin of Trenton. His advisors are Kabel Oaks and Sadie Roy. The State Star Farmer is chosen based upon outstanding production agriculture in the student’s supervised […]
Hailey Eads of the Jamesport FFA Chapter placed third in Division II prepared public speaking leadership development event at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention. Sixteen students from six districts were selected to compete at the state level. Eads’ FFA advisor is Loren Meservey. MFA Inc. sponsors the competition, which requires contestants to deliver a three- […]
During the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention, Seth Hansen was named the 2021-2022 State FFA Vice President. Hansen is a member of the Chillicothe FFA Chapter. His parents are Kevin and Bobbi Hansen of Chillicothe. His advisors are Brook Kreatz, Lance Martin, Randy Plattner, and Neal Wolf. Hansen’s supervised agricultural experience program consists of a flock […]
Jacob Byers of the Bucklin FFA Chapter placed fourth in the extemporaneous public speaking leadership development event at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention. Sixteen students from six districts were selected to compete at the state level. Byers’ advisor is Valerie Montgomery. MFA Inc. sponsors the competition, which requires contestants to deliver a speech based on […]
Several activities are planned for Trenton High School seniors next week. Senior Awards Night will be in the performing arts center on May 5th at 6 o’clock in the evening. Baccalaureate will be at the First Baptist Church at 7:30 that night. THS Principal Kasey Bailey reports the valedictorian will be determined May 5th as […]
Closing arguments are set for Thursday in Jefferson City in a high-profile northern Missouri murder trial that’s being broadcast live nationwide on Court TV. 54-year-old James Addie is charged with first-degree murder for the 2018 death of Molly Watson, his fiance. Addie and Watson both worked at the Moberly Correctional Center (MCC). The case was […]
A baccalaureate service will be held for Grundy County R-5 High School seniors on May 2nd. Students can sing or give testimonies at the Galt Baptist Church at 6:30 that evening. Baptist Church Pastor Gene Schreffler and Christian Church Pastor Stan Richardson will also speak at the service.
A jury listened to two vastly different stories during opening statements Monday in Jefferson City, in a high-profile northern Missouri murder case. 54-year-old James Addie’s murder trial is being broadcast live nationwide on Court TV. Addie and the victim, Molly Watson, both worked at the Moberly Correctional Center. The case has been moved from […]
With three weeks left to go in the regular legislative session, Missouri Senate President Dave Schatz remains hopeful about his proposed gas tax hike. The Senate has already passed the bill that would boost the state’s fuel tax by twelve-and-a-half cents per gallon over five years. During a Senate press conference, Schatz says if the […]
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA will open enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program with higher payment rates, new incentives, and a more targeted focus on the program’s role in climate change mitigation. Additionally, USDA is announcing investments in partnerships to increase climate-smart agriculture, including $330 million in 85 Regional Conservation Partnership Program […]
Governor Mike Parson signed HB 429 and HB 430 into law, which both supports Missouri adoptive families and children in foster care. “Every child deserves a family to provide love, support, and a strong foundation,” Governor Parson said. “Missourians who take on this role as foster and adoptive parents are invaluable to the children of our state, […]
The Missouri House has voted unanimously to expel Lee’s Summit Representative Rick Roeber. The House Ethics Committee released an investigative report this week about allegations that Roeber, a Republican, abused his four adult children when they were younger. It says two of the children were allegedly sexually abused and two others reported being physically abused. […]
Farmers from across the state will rally this (Wednesday) afternoon at the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City, for private property rights. Holcomb GOP State Senator Jason Bean will present his bill today to the Missouri Senate Commerce Committee. Under his bill, the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) could not issue a certificate of […]